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Miller, Steve

(1950-2024) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Shalgiel" for Flux Magazine in 1976, one of his few solo works, as he soon began collaborating with Sharon Lee with "The Naming of Kinzel: The Foolish" (June 1984 Fantasy Book); all his novels have been with Lee, primarily the Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously ...

Maze, The

US film (1953). Allied Artists/Monogram Studios. Directed by William Cameron Menzies. Written by Daniel B Ullman from the novel The Maze (1945) by Maurice Sandoz. Cast includes Richard Carlson, Katherine Emery, Veronica Hurst and Michael Pate. 80 minutes. Black and white. / Sir Gerald McTeam (Carlson) receives a message which causes him to abruptly break off his engagement to Kitty Murray (Hurst) and rush to the castle he has inherited ...

Roman, Steven A

(?   -    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Ballad of Fancy Dan" (in Untold Tales of Spider-Man, anth 1997, ed Kurt Busiek and Stan Lee) with Ken Grobe. Further similar work includes X-Men: The Chaos Engine Trilogy, a Tie to the Marvel Comics universe, beginning with ...

Angry Red Planet, The

Film (1959; vt Invasion of Mars). American International/Sino Films. Directed by Ib Melchior. Written by Melchior and Sidney W Pink; story by Pink. Cast includes Naura Hayden, Jack Kruschen, Gerald Mohr and Les Tremayne. 83 minutes. Colour. / The first manned expedition to Mars returns to Earth with two crew members dead; a third, Colonel Tom O'Bannion (Mohr) clinging to life while afflicted by a mysterious ailment; and ...

Kunetka, James

(1944-    ) US author of three sf novels, including Warday: and the Journey Onward (1984) as James W Kunetka with Whitley Strieber [who see for details] and Nature's End (1986) also with Strieber. Shadow Man (1988) is Shadow Man (1988), a worthwhile attempt at the Equipoisal, mixing nuclear ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...

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